Saturday, 29 March 2014

Mugs (Part 4)

My final round up of designs from my mugs project is yet more lovely florals! I particularly enjoy designing ditsy flower prints, so the following designs were loads of fun to do!



Bolder floral prints took the form of this mid century inspired stem design...



...and a pretty crochet edge floral in trendy blue and white.



With so many different styles there's a mug design for virtually everyone - which one would you choose?!

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Saturday, 15 March 2014

Mugs (Part 3)

Among my favourite of the mug designs were the florals, as I love creating this type of print. Kitchen Craft bought the above design from me after seeing it in my licensing portfolio and I then helped them rework it into the following two mug designs - the first is very similar to the original print...
...and the second is in a new bright pink and purple colourway, which I think is very striking. I love the colour and shape of this mug and must confess it has become one of my favourite mugs for drinking my morning coffee!



In contrast to the bright colour way of the pink mug is a much more neutral wheat leaf print, which I designed to fit easily into any kitchen. It's a simple, but pretty design to hopefully appeal to many tastes. 


A simple stripe makes the third design in the blue and beige mug colour group.
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Saturday, 1 March 2014

Mugs (Part 2)

After a brief interlude to show you what was happening at the exhibitions last month, I am today returning to my mugs project. Lots of different styles were required for this brief from simple spots, stripes and stars shown below, to the more detailed painted designs I showed you previously. 

I was asked to create a highly intricate butterfly illustration using fine liner pen, which was coloured in a variety of different tone on tone pastel colours, with the pale purple and pale pink options below finally being chosen.


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Sunday, 23 February 2014

Showing Off!

This month my designs have once again been showcased by Kitchen Craft on their stand at The Spring Fair (NEC, UK) and Ambiente (Messe Frankfurt, Germany). Thousands of people walk the halls at these prestigious industry shows including buyers from top retailers around the world. It is always a privilege to have designs shown at these exhibitions so I was really upset not to make the shows in person this year due to other design commitments (... more details to follow soon hopefully!), but I was able to get these images from the Kitchen Craft Facebook page. Above is a lovely display of my 'World of Flavours - Chinese' range at Spring Fair, which I showed you in more detail on the blog back in August.

Above and in the below shot (left and middle of the Cool Movers stand) is a sneaky peak at my two new summer ranges...!


Above is a spooky display of my Halloween range design for 'Spookily Does It' ( - You can read more about this design here) and below is a collection of my designs for 'World of Flavours - Indian' as shown on the blog back in September. 

Finally from Spring Fair (above) is a snap shot of my Lock In and Mix It ranges on the Bar Craft stand.
 At Ambiente there was further opportunity to peak at my new summer designs, 'Lighthouse' and 'Meadow Lane' for Cool Movers. (Further details will follow on these new ranges soon!)
 Image copyright Kitchen Craft 2014.

Saturday, 4 January 2014

Mugs (Part 1)


Happy New Year everyone! I thought I would begin the new year by revisiting a project from this time last year! Regular followers of my blog may remember me talking about getting my paint brushes out for a really fun brief. As always with product development it's taken a while, but I can now share with you that these designs were to be part of a new range of mugs.

The first mug captures the ever popular subject of British birds ( - one of my favourite subjects to draw and paint!)

... and the second mug, which I call 'Haberdashery' captures the current British trend for all things craft. I originally painted the design in a vintage colour pallet of red, blue and beige, but Kitchen Craft asked me to digitally recolour it to be more of a pinky / purple colour pallet and this was used on the final design above. 

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Sunday, 22 December 2013

New Range! - Let It Snow! (Part 2)


Christmas is nearly here and if you're still looking for last minute Christmas presents, my 'Let It Snow' patterns are available on a large selection of products that would make lovely gifts, including 5 different but complimentary porcelain mugs.

There is also everything you need to make your Christmas table beautiful, including felt coasters, place mats, napkin rings and place mats! 



 ... and a choice of either a felt cut out table runner...
... or a printed cotton one!
In addition to all the serving platters that I showed you in my last post, there is also a matching snowflake platter and gravy boat to complete your Christmas setting.
Have a magical Christmas and a very Happy New Year!!! xxx

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Sunday, 15 December 2013

New Range! - Let It Snow! (Part 1)

As I have mentioned before I absolutely love Christmas, so I am always very happy when asked to design a Christmas product range! My new design for Kitchen Craft is called 'Let it Snow' and was inspired by snowflakes and beautiful Christmas poinsettia flowers. The main designs are below ( - although the blue pattern is uploading in the wrong colour for some reason! - See the photos for a more accurate colour match!)




In addition to the three patterns above there is also a more uniform tiny snowflake pattern and a stripe motif. I am a big fan of mix and match patterns within product ranges, so had great fun placing all the different variants together. I think it has worked particularly well on the 3 nibble bowl set below, where the patterns combine with the wooden tray for a delightfully warm Christmassy feel!



The range has a two tier cake stand with matching cupcake cases, and a selection of different sized cake plates for all manner of Christmas treats from Christmas cakes to Christmas puddings!








And for cake storage there is a large square cake tin and two sizes of round tin.


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